The Culture of Israel HAILEY kAPLAN PD:7TH

Country Profile-1

  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Population: 8.059 million
  • Ethnic Makeup: African, Arab, Asian, and Israeli
  • Language: Arabic and Hebrew

Country Profile-2

  • Type of Government: Parliamentary System
  • Currency: Israeli New Shekel
  • Major religions: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity
  • Climate: Mediterranean

Traditional Foods

  • Rugelach: sweet cinnamon pastry
  • Falafel: ball of fried chick peas
  • Hummus: crushed chick peas
Left to right: rugelach, falaffel, and hummus

Appointments

  • Western style
  • Business days: Sunday-Thursday
  • Plan ahead because heavy traffic

Business Dress

  • Casual unless with high executive
  • Business casual is the norm
  • Interactions with religious should be traditional

Conversation & Meeting Etiquette

  • Enjoy talking about cuisine and arts
  • Cherish opportunities with foreigners
  • Avoid controversial religious topics

Gift Giving Etiquette

  • Thoughtful gifts
  • Over-the-top gifts are questioned
  • Chocolate, wine, or flowers

Let's Make a Deal

  • Seating arrangements are by choice
  • Main business language is English
  • Deadlines are flexible

Prosperous Entertaining

  • Most restaurants are kosher
  • Friendly, non-formal
  • Refrain from serving meat and dairy at same time

Public Behavior

  • Similar to Western society
  • In religious areas, dress and act modestly
  • Expect some impatience

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